Actress Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white dress that she wore in the movie “The Seven Year Itch” has fetched $4.6 million at an auction.
In the film, the white dress was blown by the wind exposing her innerwear. It was sold along with a host of other memorabilia belonging to many stars collected by Debbie Reynolds.
The dress had been designed by William Travilla and was made from rayon-acetate to give it sharp pleats, reports contactmusic.com.
At the opening of the auction, Reynolds said: “I’ve been collecting for 45 years and I’m only 40.”
By the time the lots had closed she was left in tears.
Reynolds had acquired the dress in 1971 when she bought all of Monroe’s wardrobe from 20th Century Fox.
Among other items auctioned were racing clothes worn by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1944 film “National Velvet” that went for $60,000. Taylor’s headdress from “Cleopatra” and a dress and a pair of ruby slippers worn in a screen test for “The Wizard of Oz” by Judy Garland sold together for $1.75 million.
Charlie Chaplin’s bowler hat, which he wore in “The Little Tramp” fetched $135,000.